Malaysia, as it now stands, has become a regional hub for creative content development and is now looking to amplify its capabilities and take on the role of a regional powerhouse. Critical to this is the continuous growth and development of the digital creative content industry. This includes developing, expanding, and evolving the core pillars for this space, such as videogames and e-games, digital arts, creative writing, visual effects, and animation.

There are multiple initiatives that digital content creators can consider to sign-up for – from grants to pitches, varied industry networking sessions, and ecosystem support. Key among them is the Digital Content Enrichment & Upskilling Programme (DICE-UP).

What is DICE-UP?

DICE-UP is an initiative that provides financial incentives, up to RM10,000, on skills development to strengthen and further grow the digital creative content industry. At the same time, it will also focus on improving the sustainability and even future-proofing the digital creative content ecosystem.

An approved curated list of industry-relevant course that focuses on skills acceleration based on the skills gap in digital creative content industry.

It covers four (4) types of courses which are

  • masterclass;
  • workshop;
  • short course; and
  • online course

with a duration of at least

  • five (5) days to a maximum of three (3) months for a minimum of six (6) hours lesson per day; or
  • 30 hours lesson in total for the maximum duration of three (3) months